Fashionista 514

Fashionista Finds – All Around Lima

Posted in adventure, appreciate, artwork, babe, colorful, details, embroidery, fashionista finds, friends, life, Peru, travel, vlad by fashionista514 on September 29, 2009
So today´s post is a lot of randomness… but I hope you will enjoy my Peruvian loves… above is the posse I have been chillin´with! I never knew that I would make such good friends on a volunteer mission… score!

Visited a much loved Italian restaurant here in Lima… Mama Lola´s! Delicious in-house pizza´s and home made pastas… fresh, tasty and simplistic… hitting all the right spots… they also let you write on the walls, sooooooo… of course I had to represent!!!
Who knows… maybe someone will look it up randomnly from eating here… I will keep you posted! This world works in strange and mysterious ways, I don´t doubt the possibility…
If the walls could speak, this is what they would look like.
Everybody gets to that ¨point¨while on vacation with their significant other where throwing them off the cliff seems like an amicable option… here I demonstrate with the babe :p Hehehehehehehe….

Yes… so that cliff pic was obviously taken before this one…

Incan ruins! They are so meticulously built and beautiful. Positioned towards the sea and the sun… they must have been absolutely gorgeous intact back in the day.

Beautiful alley

How beautiful is this message? Written on the walls of Mama Lola’s Italian Restaurant. Oh romance… {sigh}

Some super cool cactus plants

They look alive don’t they?!?

Our own version of Rum and Coke 😉 Yuuummmmms!

I am SUPER envious that they have Mc Donalds takeout… Montreal!!! Wake up!!! What are you waiting for?!?!

Alright, now I don’t know if this has any association whatsoever to, but if it does (and even if it dosn’t), go directly here now. A site not to be missed *thank you*

Possibly the most beautifully constructed sandwich of our time.

Market finds!

Felted wool purses

Vlad living out his alter ego as Mexican Wrestler “Whacko Paco”

Coolest fruit basket. Ever. Eat it grandma!

I’m off to bed now… catching a flight in a few hours up to Cuzco *Macchu Picchu town* Going to be very tired… but ready for all the shopping and natural beauty of the mountains! This week is all about being a tourist, so get ready for some pic heavy posts full of Peru’s best.



Fashionista Art Appreciation – Tara McPherson

Posted in artist, artwork, colorful, eccentric, fashionista finds by fashionista514 on September 15, 2009
There is just something about Tara McPherson’s art that I feel that I can relate to. As dark as some of her images may seem, they all bear a strong relation to emotions we all encounter and at one time or another experience.

Mixing in goth and eccentric notes makes for interesting and provoking cartoon like graphic art that cannot be surpassed. Her peices require your full attention to not miss the well defined and strategically placed detail.

Nuff said, now enjoy the scenery…

For more info on the artist, visit her website here

Tattoo Mania!

Posted in artwork, beauty, colorful, details, eccentric, tattoo by fashionista514 on July 1, 2009
Tattoos are EVERYWHERE these days… the beautiful expression of art etched into your skin… forever… Okay, I’m sorry – that was NOT supposed to sound as morbid as it did 😛

I absolutely ADORE tattoos and truly believe that the people who pull them off always look completely unattainably cool… however I don’t know if I could ever be one of those people…. it just seems like a bit of a stretch for me.

Besides… I practically have ADD when it comes to EVERYTHING (lose interest pretty damn quickly… although that IS something I am working hard at), so picking just one design that I need to stick with for all of eternity seems like a pretty bad idea…

I once went for a consultation with a tattoo artist because I was utterly convinced I was going to get a Polynesian style bird design on my foot (bird = robin = Robyn *my name*… symbolism crap… I thought it was pretty clever too…). I was all prepared and psyched until he started telling me about how tattoos normally age… details blur into each other, colors fade, etc… I started to freak. You see, I don’t mind eternally altering my body for art… however it must keep looking good eternally! So, I backed out and that was the end of that!

I have never been able to find a design I am completely in love with or that holds significant symbolic relevance to me. I do know the addiction associated to getting a tattoo… the feeling that one is no longer enough, and you want one here and there… until finally your body is doused in them! I have a belly button piercing and LOVE it, and still to this day consider piercing all sorts of places… however at the end of the day I look at myself in the mirror and laugh – cause I would look like a total white trash fool if I did that to myself… I’m just too preppy or something… I don’t have the cool factor needed to successfully pull it off 😦 Boooooo! Kudos to those who can! Rock on yo!

Beside all of my tattoo paranoia, I think they are absolutely SPECTACULAR! They are everything their image portrays… sexy, intricate, meaningful, spectacular, mysterious… and mostly – a beautiful piece of ART!

And I truly believe that a tattoo tells you a maddening amount about who the person on the inside is… external beauty that represents inner. An excuse to bond, to question and meet with others… and that is exactly what the world needs – forms of unity expressed in different ways.

So, anybody DO have a tattoo/tattoos?

If you do, I’d love to see a pic that I could later feature in a post 😉 e-mail me at or drop the link in the comment box 😉


Vivid Summer Dreams

Posted in colorful, fashion, makeup, summer by fashionista514 on April 23, 2009

Summer Vivid

These are the colours I’m after for Spring/Summer – clothes, makeup, shoes – you name it!!!

Tag – I’m It!

Posted in colorful, fashion, moi, music by fashionista514 on April 20, 2009
I was tagged by Saimese (thanks girlie) for this little quiz… here goes… 🙂

What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Saim is a gorgeous girl with a beautiful heart and some sick talent when it comes to the art of make up! I picked Saim as my winner for my MAC giveaway for her awesome story on what makes her beautiful (check it out under my previous posts). Even though I only know her in blogger land, I can tell shes awesome in person in real life land. I love stalking her page for new makeup look ideas!

Fashion pet peeve?
Hmmmm…. high heels that hurt, too short miniskirts on the wrong people, faded out orange haircolor with dark roots showing… ugh…

Describe your personal style.
My style is a comfortable but tailored mix of neutrals and bright kick-your-ass colors. I love gem tones, skinny jeans, skyscraper heels (you will rarely find me without them on), and warm pashmina-like scarves. I have been wearing hoop earrings nonstop since I started high school, and never leave the house without my perfectly applied face on.

What is your favourite piece of clothing you own?
Right now I’m totally loving my boyfriend jeans – what an amazing trend… so very chic and comfy… but I can’t really choose favorites cause my dresses will get jealous…

Which colour dominates your wardrobe?
Blacks in every texture (matte, shiny, sequined, leather), also I’ve got a lot of coral orange… so fresh!

Favourite designer?
I actually turn into a junkie when shopping at Diane Von Furstenberg. She’s got me wrapped around her little finger.

What is your dream job?
Eventually I plan to be a successful fashion designer and somewhere along the way I would love to work for a fashion magazine! Love the makeup, styling and most of all the articles. Fashion history is my absolute fave.

Who do you want to meet in person?
Hmmmm… that’s a toughie! Probably Paul Simon – I’ve had a huuuuge crush on him since I first saw him at age seven watching the Muppet Show!

What’s your favourite type of music?
I love so many types! R&B/Soul/Funk mixes are always amazing, but sometimes rocking out to some Metallica can do wonders for the soul 😉

What are you listening to right now?
A lot of Billy Joel… I am especially rocking out to “We didn’t start the Fire”…. soooo good!

What would make today special?
Minimal work time at the office and getting another lease signed!

What is your all time favourite perfume?
Probably “Le Classic” by Jean Paul Gaulthier

What is your favourite makeup brand?
I generally use MAC because I have a discount there and they have some amazing products, but also love YSL and Chanel.

Any favourite models?
All the ones who look undefinably cool and like they can kick your ass. Agyness Deyn has that effect… Karolina Kourkova has sexy down to a T.

What are you wearing today?
I am currently still in my pj’s – a turquoise longsleeve cotton shirt and blue rhinestoned undies to match.

Do you admire anyone’s style?
Definately! How could you not? Montreal girls have got it going on! I check out the ladies every day when I’m walkin’ down the street for inspiration. They’ve got that “too cool” look to them mixed in with a kick of effortless sexiness.

What would you like to have in your hands right now?
Honestly, nothing! I’ve done a pretty good job of spoiling myself rotten and have no fashion cravings – just the travel bug… so a plane ticket!

What’s your favorite comfort food?
When I truly feel horrible, I only want to eat healthy things. It makes me feel like somehow everything will be alright. Vine leaves are a favorite, and sometimes when I am really upset or nervous I can’t eat anything at all.

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
Montreal has its own version of Ben & Jerry’s called Billboquet. They make homemade ice cream and only have two shops in town. My flavor is chocolate with white chocolate chunks, pecans and brownie pieces. For any ice cream conaisseur it is a delicacy!

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
Hmmmm… that’s a tough one! I can’t say where, but definately somewhere tropical on the beach where I could pick fresh fruit off a tree and bicycle all day.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Brazil! I would just hang on the beach with a pina colada and try some surfing!

What is your favourite weather?
I like it when it is unbearably hot and muggy – the best weather to hang out by the pool and have some fresh lemonade 🙂

What would you like to learn to do?
I would love to be a stunt double and learn how to pull all of the crazy biker/fight scenes off… sooo cool!

Which language do you want to learn?
Probably Romanian – my boyfriend and his family are always speaking it and I get lost pretty quickly. Russian would be cool too!

What is your most challenging goal right now?
Hmmmm… filling up these new luxury apartments for July! There are 34 units in total… Oh, and saving my money 😦

If you had £100 now what would you spend it on?
I think I would go out for a nice dinner with a great friend who has never let me down and celebrate it!

What do you look for in a friend?
Honesty, loyalty, and a killer personality that dosn’t take things too seriously. Someone who I can look out for and vice versa.

What is your current obsession?
Honestly, I would have to say blogging! I am quite addicted to posting every thought on my page!

What is your weirdest obsession?
My total love for all animals with squished in faces (maybe thats why I have a pug!!). When I see one, my heart truly melts 🙂

So Here are the almighty rules…

Respond: answer the questions on your blog.
Replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.

Tag eight other people.

The 8 people that I tag are:

Sonya, Noir, Sarahahaha!!, Dollface, Insomniac Lolita, The Rambler, Sarah & Lauren!

Have Fun Folks!

I Heart Nail Art!

Posted in colorful, inspiration, makeup by fashionista514 on April 18, 2009
Want an amazing way to spruce up your style for spring without splurging on a new wardrobe? Funky nails all the way ladies!
From acrylics with gemstones and 3D flowers, to at home polish decorated with nail pens – it is a fun and funky fresh way to add some glitz to every style you’ll be rockin‘ this spring/summer.

Nails give an instant polish (no pun intended) to any made up face. To add a dash of flash, match your nail tips to your fuchsia lipstick! Rrrrow!

Have fun and don’t take yourself too seriously. We have all the time in the world for solid colors and perfect french tips – live a little, try a crazy pattern or a different style on each nail!

Love the retro look (below)… I’m imagining it with a matte red lipstick and black winged eyeliner… Ahhhh… must… get… to…. SALON!

Check out Sally Hansen Nail Pens here:

La Senza Stakeout!

Posted in colorful, shopping by fashionista514 on April 15, 2009
So today, I went shopping and was a real girly girl (we all need these days sometimes) 🙂
I splurged on candy colored knickers and bras that ooze summer time sex appeal, and picked up some cheap beauty treats to have fun with courtesy of Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush!

This pic dosn’t do ’em much justice, but I will be creating a look soon to show what can be done 😉 A beautiful, soft princessy look – girly girly girly!!!

Summer Candy

Posted in accessory, colorful, fashion, handbag, summer by fashionista514 on March 19, 2009
Before we know it, summer will be in full bloom – feast your eyes on things to come… 😉

All the following eye candy is available online at YUM!

You’re such a vibrant thang!

Posted in colorful, DVF, fashion, summer by fashionista514 on March 19, 2009
For those who know me, you know I have a certain fetishistic nature towards certain fashion lines. No, not because of the status associated, not because everybody has approved of them and considers them in-fashion. Because they repeatedly give you the perfect fit every time. Styles that compliment and expand your lifestyle and breathe life into your wardrobe.
Pieces that become iconic. Staples. Beyond just your black and white basics – clothing with personalities of their own! Clothing that becomes your best friend all year round, and most importantly for many years to come!

Diane Von Furstenberg is an all time favorite. When I am not in jeans (and believe me, that is the only exception), I am wearing her tunics, wrap dresses, gorgeous black pants, and tailor trim cut blazers. Each piece oozes charm, and as a result I am constantly complimented.

Original prints, fun styles (sometimes very retro, like this gorgeous two piece bathing suit), and vibrant colours make it impossible for anyone to bypass you when you are struttin‘ your stuff down the street.

The DVF line is available online at:

Gorgeous Redheads

Posted in beauty, colorful, envy by fashionista514 on February 10, 2009

Is it just me, or do redheads seem to have all the fun? Crazy hair, fiery tempers… all around dangerous! Naturally gorgeous it seems and willing to walk on the wild side – I am seriously reconsidering brunette 😉

Don’t miss the ravishing red-headed Isla Fisher in this months blockbuster “Confessions of a Shopaholic”! In theatres feb 13th!